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Hello, My name is DJ Simms and I am newest Connections Marketing Posting Coordinator. I report on interfaith wedding traditions as well as I will be Rev Pam's right-hand Woman with the Information provided by and


Rainy Wedding Day

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Rain symbolizes blessings, cleansing, unity, and a new day. In some cultures it is also a symbol of fertility. Due to these positive things, a rainy wedding day is very often considered good.


Honeymoon Tradition

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Why do people go on honeymoons?  After the wedding bells have rung, the cake has been eaten, the vows have been made and the guests have gone, what is left to do? Honeymoon of course.

Carrying the bride over the threshold

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The custom of the groom carrying the bride over the threshold is a very old one. As rumor would have it, traditional European weddings were followed by bride kidnappings.  So it was customary for the groom to whisk away with his bride and to hold her close so that no one could kidnap her.

Wedding Ring Origin

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The French believed the blood vein on the left hand ring finger was the only vein directly to the heart that's why we wear the wedding ring on our left hand.

The Ring Warming Tradition

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Having a ring warming in your wedding is a wonderful way to involve all of your guests in your wedding ceremony. A ring warming is when each of your guests gets the opportunity to hold your wedding bands and bless it with a prayer for a long and healthy marriage.  This loving tradition dates back to the continent of Africa in the country of Egypt.

History of the Bouquet

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It is traditional for the bride to throw her bouquet at the reception and for all single women in attendance to try to catching it. Tradition states that the lucky woman who catches the bouquet is said to be the next in line to get married.

Let Them Eat Cake

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A wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and is usually placed where guests can admire it. This carefully planned masterpiece is a tradition going back to Medieval times.  According to, Some might say it originated from the Scottish cake toss where cake would be thrown on the couple during their honeymoon departure to ensure prosperity and good fortune, and never to go hungry.   Back then a stack of bread buns was used instead of a cake.

Instead of Throwing Rice, Throw....

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The rice toss originated as a way to wish the newlywed couple a good harvest, but there are so many other creative, fun, and eco-friendly ways to revamp the tradition.  Here are some ideas for your guests to send you off after you and your new spouse say "I do."

History of the Veil

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Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia states that A veil is an article of clothing or cloth hanging that is intended to cover some part of the head or face, or an object of some significance. It is especially associated with women and sacred objects. 


Chicago Pagan Weddings

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Chicago Pagan Weddings. A Spiritual Wedding Location in Chicago's NWSuburbs. Beautiful garden location and officiation by High Priestess Rev Pamela. A wedding that understands your path and how your family interacts.  Tie The Knot Handfasting Cords Made In Ritual Meditation Specifically for the couple.

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